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John D. Rockefeller, owner of Standard Oil – the only big oil company in the 1890s.

Controlling an industry does not eliminate competition

Ryan Swanson May 8, 2020

Right behind journalism teacher Wayne Woolley’s desk in 107 stares the famous muckraker Ida Tarbell. She’s attacking Rockefeller’s Standard Oil – the only big oil company in the 1890s – for squeezing...

According to the Washington Post, an estimated $835 million had been offered to save the cathedral in one week alone, and the amount continues to climb.

Billionaires waste money on Notre Dame reconstruction

Madison Vigdor June 20, 2019

Not too long after a fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral on Apr. 15, billionaires virtually threw their money at its burnt remains. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault started the trend with his donation...

As outlined in the long-standing Public Trust Doctrine, the public holds the right to use the resources of shorelines between high and low tide lines, regardless of private ownership.

Don’t get “tide” down by beach fees

Sally Ehlers June 20, 2019

The feeling of warm sand between your toes, the cool gusts of briny air as the waves crash, the giggles of children as squabbling seagulls fly overhead. Nothing compares to the ideal summer at the Jersey...

Millennials are often forced to make a decision whether to work for money or work in the field theyre passionate about.

Do what you love or do what pays

Tess Rempel March 12, 2019

As millenials, we’re often left wondering: should we give up a high-paying salary for self-satisfaction, or sacrifice it to support ourselves? The job market is a difficult hierarchy to climb, and...

Survey of 115 students from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2019.

Licenses drive up student spending

Mia Gallo January 25, 2019

Junior year of high school comes with a slew of new responsibilities: taking the SATs, starting the college search and for most students, getting their driver’s license. The frequent trips across Monmouth...

Student spending increases over summer break

Student spending increases over summer break

Allie Beekman September 14, 2018

Anyone with a summer job can relate to the *NSYNC lyrics, “Thank God it’s Friday night and I just got paid.” Theoretically, this paycheck adds to savings to use year-round, but in reality the extra...

According to a study done by the University of Michigan, 100 percent of people with annual incomes over $500,000 reported that they were very happy, while only half of people with incomes below the federal poverty line reported the same answer.

Happiness is a luxury only few can afford

Katherine Lombardi September 14, 2018

“Money can’t buy you happiness” is a trite statement that many hear at least once in their lives. But with rising costs for necessities, enticing high-price indulgences and multiple studies proving...

Survey of 163 students from May 15 to May 22, 2018.

More than cows are at “steak” here

Tess Rempel June 15, 2018

Since the 20th century, the public has viewed veganism as an extreme fad geared more toward hippies and activists than everyday people. Meat-free options were neither convenient nor palatable, but over...

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Celebrities ‘sell out’ with advertisements, students understand

Madeline Holobinko March 2, 2018

From Amy Schumer's Budweiser commercials to Drake’s T-Mobile ads, celebrities partner with big name companies all the time. Whether those collaborations are considered “selling out” is something...

Valentines Day has become a largely commercialized holiday in America.

Stop commercializing Valentine’s Day

Madison Vigdor and Julia Rocco March 2, 2018

In the 1300s, Valentine’s Day became associated with love and romance. The holiday meant spending time with that special someone and showing them how much you care. A confession of love, a homemade card...

A Higher Cost : How CHS students and alumni dealing with the price of a higher education

Andrew Wang December 18, 2017

For the average American, the issue of attending college is a matter of numbers. As reported by Forbes, for 44 million Americans as of February 2017, that number is $1.3 trillion, the total amount of student...

School supplies, such as notebooks or writing tools, can cost students over $100.

Students spend major cash for back to school supplies

Phoebe Drummond November 3, 2017

When Erica Samarco, a junior of Colts Neck, walked out of Staples, she was not thrilled by the amount she had to spend in order to prepare for the upcoming school year. Both NBC News and NEA Today...

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